For all its quiet roads, beautiful weather and a range of cycling routes catering for all abilities, Almería is still a well kept secret in the cycling world. New for 2021, Broomwagon Cycle Tours is delighted to offer a range of training camps to this cycling haven in February and March. Once we’ve introduced you to this region, we can guarantee you won’t want to go anywhere else for your winter training camps.
Almería in southern Spain is home to the only desert in Europe so it’s no surprise it’s the driest part of mainland Europe. Temperatures in winter range from 16-22 degrees celsius, making it ideal for winter cycling.
We know many of you have missed out on overseas cycling holidays this year and we’re all hoping for a more positive 2021. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to take those trips abroad when you can and it’s safe to do so! Start next year off right with a Spanish winter training camp with Broomwagon.
4 night and 7 night packages are available. And if you’d like to stay for longer, that can also be arranged.
Each tour will be tailored to the fitness and ability of the group. The wonderful thing about this region is that there is something for everyone. During your trip we can include a mix of rolling coastal routes, hilly routes and big days tackling massive Cat 1 or HC climbs like the Calar Alto. Rest days are always an option too!
Nutrition is hugely important, especially on big days out on the bike. Each ride will include a cafe stop and a lunch stop to make sure everyone is well fuelled.
The rides will be guided by Mark, who has great local knowledge of the region. On the Queen stage of your tour, there will be an option to have the Broomwagon supporting your group providing food, water and a picnic.
Almería has something for all levels of cyclist. With routes along the coast, through the Cabo de Gata Natural Park and also around the edge of the Tabernas desert, there is lots of diversity of scenery and a range of flat and more mountainous route options available. The area has a number of great climbs, including the Velefique, which many say resembles Alpe d’Huez, and Calar Alto which featured in the 2017 Vuelta.
It’s our priority to keep everyone safe. We have arranged a deep clean of the Broomwagon, there will be face masks and hand sanitiser gels on hand and we’ll carry out personal temperature checks of all guests.
- Broomwagon airport pick up and drop off at Almeria airport (approx 45 mins transfer)
- Accommodation in a twin room with ensuite/shared bathroom (single supplements available)
- Daily breakfast, including muesli, fruit, yoghurts, porridge, tea/coffee
- Daily guided rides with Mark
- Small groups
- Broomwagon support vehicle on hand if agreed on one of the longer Queen stages for food, water and picnic
We can also arrange for the Broomwagon to collect your bike and baggage in the UK at the end of January. We’ll drive them safely to the accommodation in Spain where they’ll be waiting for you on your arrival. It’s also possible for the Broomwagon to drive bikes and baggage back to the UK, date TBC. Speak to Mark before you book to make arrangements.
What’s not Included
- Food and drink at lunch and cafe stops during the day
- Evening meal and drinks
- Insurance – we recommend Pedal Cover for both your bike and in case of an accident
- Bike spares/parts extra if required
Cost: From £495pp for 4 nights and £895pp for 7 nights (€20 per night single supplement)
We can also offer a B&B only option starting from £399 for 4 days to £599 for 7 days (single supplement also applies)
We require a minimum of seven people for these trips to go ahead, at which point we’ll request a 25% deposit.
See Broomwagon Terms and Conditions for more information on insurance and cancellation policies.